The rice knife (or “kama”) is a sickle shaped blade attached to a wooden handle for cutting brush, vines, grasses and sprays. It’s a great tool for managing gardens and orchards because it allows for selective weeding, pruning and “chop and drop” mulching. The blade is forged from reclaimed harrow teeth from a farm in Saskatchewan. The steel is old and of very high quality. The blade is double beveled to create a very sharp cutting edge yet remains tough and durable.
A steel ferrule is installed for added durability, and the tang is riveted to the handle. The handle itself is made from re-purposed wood. This one in particular is made from a broken broom stick.
The tool can be taken completely apart for repair by simply removing the rivet.
The rice knife can come with different sized blades and handles. If you’re curious about this, contact me so we can determine what you need.
Total length: 17.5"
Blade dimensions: 4" curved, knife beveled, 1/8" thick at tang